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The Outer Hebrides, between the Butt of Lewis in the north and Barra in the south, extend to some 200 kilometres. With a population of around 27,000 the main town, Stornoway, is home to around 8,000 people.

Visitors to the islands invariably comment on the stunning beauty of the natural environment - the invigorating air, miles of sandy beaches and ever-changing vistas of sea and sky.

The sheer diversity of the landscape is remarkable. Endless machairs and dunes. Mountains and stunning beaches. Vast expanses of moor and lochs. Vertical sea cliffs and stacks. Extensive cockle strands and some woodlands. The list goes on.


All the islands are different and have their own special appeal.

The islands enjoy superb natural facilities for surfing, salmon and brown trout fishing, hill walking, cycling, golf, bird watching and many other activities. For the more ambitious, the Hebridean Challenge adventure race is the ultimate way to experience the varied nature of the Western Isles landscape.

These natural advantages are complemented by a wide range of affordable housing, whether it be in town, village or remote location. The choice is yours.